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Brewed by Beer Academy
Style: Schwarzbier
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The dark specialty malts in our black lager imparts bold chocolate and espresso roasted flavours, yet the beer remains clean and quenching from start to finish.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 19, 2012
2012-09-14. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Sweetish dark malt, muted dry roast. 6+ Mild aroma, dusty roast. 6+ Smooth average plus body. Decent, but simple and a touch too mild overall. On tap at Beer Academy, Toronto


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Near black pour with a tan head that sticks around. Iím not sure what to make of the nose on this. Thereís a lot of coffee and chocolate up front but underneath thereís this green sort of feeling and something I want to call sulphuric bacon. After tasting this Iím pretty sure this is a flawed bottle. The chocolate and coffee notes are there, but theyíre underneath this sour candied something. Itís just plain weird.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1069) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
625 ml bottle. pours a black with a creamy head that disappears quickly. Fairly quiet aroma but there is some light toast and caramel, although I do get a weird vegemite or something funky in there as well. On the palate it proves roasty with a little sweetness of caramel but is fairly indescript as a brew. I can see people liking this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Slightly sweet aroma, not too powerful. Very nice black, almost opaque, dark cream head. Roasted flavour, coffee like, pleasantly dry without being bitter. Fairly light, not overly carbonated. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2482) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
[on tap at brewpub] Smooth, faintly roasted barley vanilla aroma with faint noble hops. Clear dark brown under a lasting, off-white sheet surrounded by large bubbles. Fairly sweet flavor with roasted barley vanilla, coffee, and brown sugar accents. Bitterness is insufficient to balance the sweet malt. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 19, 2013
This style is based on Germanyís Schwarzbier. Itís colour befits its name and it pours with a small head. Itís five-per-cent alcohol and rates a 23 IBU on the bitterness scale. Espresso and bitter chocolate are the predominant flavours in this medium-hopped brew that some people may be able to drink more of in one sitting than a heavier porter or stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (508) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
625ml bottle. Pours black with a three finger, tan head that thins to a half finger and leaves mild lacing. Aroma is large with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is slightly bitter/sweet with big chocolate notes and a short roasty aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly creamy, bubbly mouth feel. This is a very easy drink. Great taste and aroma. Reminds me of a good porter or chocolate stout but not as thick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap, pours dark black, aroma is roasty, flavour is roasty and a bit of chocolate and coffee, really nice smooth offering

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
A dark brown schwarzebier with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with chalky notes, grassy, OK. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with chalky notes, coffee, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at Harbord House in Toronto, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of roast malt and noble hops, along with subtle smoke and earth. The flavour is dry and roasty with subtle hoppiness and a touch of molasses. The finish is long and roasty but fairly well balanced. On the palate, it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, a decent black lager with nice malts and good balance. 2013-04-16

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2118) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
Black pour with a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma. Toasty flavour witga nice balanced bitterness.


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